Trace Elliot Introduces the ELF Bass Amplifier and the Transit B Preamp Pedal for Bass

Portable, practical, professional: These are the qualities that define the new Trace Elliot Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal and Elf Amplifier.
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Good things come in small packages, and now Trace Elliot® can add “small yet powerful” to that saying with the introduction of the ELF bass amplifier. Weighing just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The ELF’s remarkable technology and size make it the most portable, gig-worthy bass amplifier ever made. It’s an ideal solution for any bassist who is concerned with size and weight, but isn't willing to compromise on tone or performance.

Designed in the U.K. and the U.S., the ELF produces a solid, fan-cooled 200 continuous watts RMS at 4 ohms. The switch mode power supply has thermal as well as over-current protection, and the gain knob features a bicolor LED that turns red when the preamp compressor engages. The unique input gain has three regions of operation - uncompressed, variable multiband compression, and overdrive. In terms of sonic quality, the ELF has a clean signal path with simple controls, making it easy to achieve a professional bass tone. The 3-band rotary EQ has three proprietary Trace Elliot filters: low center (80 Hz), mid center (500 Hz) and high center (4.2 KHz). Studio-quality XLR outputs, with a ground lift switch, ensure the tone the player has on stage is the same tone in the PA. There’s also a headphone output to enable quiet practice. The ELF provides all of this versatility in a unit that measures a trailblazing 1.35’’ by 6.75’’ by 4.10’’—today the smallest bass amp in the industry.

The ELF comes with an embroidered nylon carrying case, an owner’s manual CD-ROM that includes the REAPER™ DAW and Peavey® ReValver® amp modeling software, and a Union Jack sticker that reminds of Trace Elliot’s U.K. roots.

MSRP $399.99 USD

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Portable, practical, professional: These are the qualities that define the new Trace Elliot® Transit™ B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal. As more players turn to convenient, lightweight and travel-ready gear, Trace Elliot answers the need with these self-contained rigs that function brilliantly regardless of location or venue. The player simply takes their Transit B with them anywhere they go, and feeds their tone directly to the front of house mix. 

The Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal is a professional-grade preamp for bass guitarists. It offers 5-band EQ and its own unique features, including Pre-Shape with Passive/Active controls; Drive with Overdrive blends; Equalization with Pre-Comp and Post-Comp; dual-band Compression; and Mute/Tune.

In addition, the Transit B features a clean signal path with simple controls that make it easy to achieve an awesome bass tone. It also has studio-quality D.I. Pre and Post XLR outputs (with ground lift) to ensure that the same tone the player gets on stage is the same tone in the house mix. The Transit B has striking backlit controls with distinctive colors. Using the backlit knobs for the tuner is a novel tool, since the entire width of the front panel becomes the tuning scale.

The Transit B comes with an embroidered nylon carry bag. The owner’s manual CD-ROM includes the REAPER™ DAW software and Peavey® ReValver® amp modeling software. A Union Jack sticker is included as a reminder of Trace Elliot’s U.K. roots. The units will launch at the 2017 NAMM Show, Jan. 19-22 in Anaheim, Calif. 

MSRP $399.99 USD 

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